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Address: 39th Street, Pier 39 100, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: (503) 325-2502
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Free Museum That Brings Back History

The Bumble Bess Cannery Museum is a free attraction in Astoria. You are allowed to wonder through the factory and the docks. It gives you a real sense of what it must have been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Vallejo, California
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Vallejo, California
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78 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bumble Bess Cannery Museum is a free attraction in Astoria. You are allowed to wonder through the factory and the docks. It gives you a real sense of what it must have been like back in the day when Astoria was the canned fish capital of the world. Worth taking the walk, or trolley ride down to see it.

Thank Bonjour28
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here on our way to get coffee. It was a nice, free surprise. Interesting to read about the history of the cannery and pier. Took us about 15 minutes to get through.

Thank DBird23
Kirkland, Washington
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137 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an awesome little museum that happens to be free. You learn all about the canneries that use to operate on the Columbia River. Lots of displays from the past, and a few small videos. It is on a pier, with restrooms, a restaurant, and coffee shop. The trolley goes all the way out here, or you can drive.... More 

Thank twinsmom070
Fort Lee, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wallking thru cannery to water's edge find Coffee Girl, good for coffee and sandwiches. Cannery workers would get coffee there back in the day. Raised on canned salmon, this was a trip back in time.

Thank 18POlly
Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Nice little museum with great information about the area, very quaint. The coffee shop is a great spot to hang out there, right on the water!

Thank Shannonsassy
Martinez, California
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72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It was very interesting to see how the Bumble Bee product was processed. The history of the cannery was interesting as well. The restrooms are from the days when the cannery was active and that in itself took me back a few years.

Thank CaliforniaCarol64
Mesa, Arizona
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68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This museum, at the company's former cold storage plant, consists of signboards and old boats with very few artifacts. The movie about the cannery was made in the 1960's. There is no one at this site to answer any questions. A gift shop, unmanned, offers Bumble Been Cannery souvenirs. No admission fee.

Thank Nan M
Chandler, Arizona
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136 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Literature promoting this museum implied a museum with operational equipment and maybe docents to enhance the experience. In reality this is the cannery but it contains a few pieces of equipment that appear to have been salvage. The walls are covered with news clippings, flyers, and some specially prepared stories. Most of the building seems to be used for other... More 

Thank Jerry v
Astoria, Oregon
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Tuna history. Learn how fish is processed . great learning experience. Learn about the boats the cannery workers and history of the Scandinavians who settled in Astoria.

Thank redfeathers2
Lewiston, ID
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Walked through the self guided Bumble Bee Cannery Museum on my way back to our hotel after lunch at The Coffee Girl. I enjoy museums as a rule, however, this one needs some tender loving care. Perhaps the exhibits could be curated by a college intern majoring in history? The equipment and items displayed did not have much in the... More 

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